NOAA: Snow for High Sierra in California This Weekend

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14,495-foot Mt. Whitney, CA. photo: galen rowell
14,495-foot Mt. Whitney, CA will get snow this weekend. photo: galen rowell

NOAA is Reno, NV is calling for snow above 10,000-feet in Tahoe on Saturday and snow down to 9,500-feet on Sunday.  Snow is also forecast for the highest peaks of the southern Sierra as well as Tioga and Sonora Passes.

posted today by NOAA Reno, NV
posted today by NOAA Reno, NV

Mammoth ski resort should be getting a dusting or two as well this weekend.  We’ll keep you posted.


“Low pressure moving slowly from the west coast to the Great Basin will keep widespread cloud cover with scattered showers over eastern California and western Nevada this weekend. A few thunderstorms are possible Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will be notably cooler than earlier this week, but close to seasonal averages for mid-October. Snow levels will be quite high through Saturday night – between 10,000 and 11,000 feet, then drop to near 9,500 feet on Sunday. This will keep light snowfall confined to higher Sierra peaks and backcountry areas, although a rain and snow mix will be possible at times by Sunday over Tioga and Sonora Passes.” – NOAA Reno, NV

Radar of the storm at 4:20pm today.
Radar of the storm at 4:20pm today.
Lake Tahoe's highest peak, 10,891' Freel Peak should get snow this weekend.
Lake Tahoe’s highest peak, 10,891′ Freel Peak should get snow this weekend.

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